OUR TEAM

Erica Cleveland MS, LPC

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Erica Cleveland is a psychotherapist and the Founder of Mindful Transformations Counseling Center in Spring, Texas. Erica was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She started her journey after graduating from Sam Houston State University where she majored in Elementary Education.  Although Erica thought that was her destiny, she did not know that was not her last stop.  She pursued a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University and accepted a school counseling position.  As the years went by, her passion to counsel continued to grow for all people.  Erica began to work in private practice and was a part of the clinical team at Kingwood Pines Hospital. Working in a variety of counseling roles for the last 18 years has allowed Erica to effectively work with a wide range of groups, children, seniors, adolescents, teens,couples and families in anxiety, trauma, grief, depression, self-esteem and anger management. Erica is clinically licensed through the Licensed Professional Counselors Board in The State of Texas. Erica actively participates in panels, seminars and speaks to various groups and organizations.  Not only does she enjoy educating and bringing awareness about mental health; she also speaks on the importance of self-love and maximizing your full potential in life. During Erica’s free time, she loves to spend time with her family by watching movies and playing board games.

“I love being a part of my client's transformation and growth and helping them achieve their fondest desires.”

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Kati

Making the decision to get help for your mental wellbeing is incredibly important and brave. I am here to support and assist you on your path to a better, more fulfilled life. I have almost ten years of mental health experience in a variety of settings which has led me to take a person centered holistic approach to therapy in which we consider all aspects of your life.

 

I am passionate about working with individuals with disordered eating and body image disturbances. I have extensive experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, and stress. I am continuously learning about the treatment and effects of trauma and keeping up to date with evidence-based practices including working on becoming a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

 

I have a special interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and apply it in my practice regularly. Through ACT, I can help you learn to experience your emotions and thoughts in a different way, so you are no longer struggling with them. Each person is unique and I am familiar with several different approaches to therapy and will tailor your sessions to what you are currently experiencing.

 

I graduated from Case Western Reserve University with my Masters of Social Science Administration, which is equivalent to a Masters of Social Work, and have obtained my LMSW. I am under the supervision of a LCSW-S.

 

I am excited to get to meet you and work collaboratively to achieve your goals so you can live a life of meaning and purpose! 

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Shahada

Shahada is a Licensed Professional Counselor holding a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University and her Bachelors in psychology from Florida A&M University. She has previous experience working with adults and adolescents in both inpatient as well as outpatient levels in treatment of anger, trauma, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. Shahada’s therapeutic orientation is diverse as each client is unique, with a strong cognitive-behavioral therapy base.

 

Shahada believes whether you are seeking counseling for individual, family, marriage or career related reasons, it is vital to allow the release of burdens, resolve conflicts or heal from present / past pain in order to obtain the reality you desire for yourself. Her goal is to foster a tranquil space not only where clients are safe to share who they are but to facilitate the change they hope to see in themselves.

Amanda

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My goal in counseling is to meet each client where they are, with compassion, empathy, and when appropriate, a little bit of laughter. I genuinely believe each person deserves the chance to be seen where they are currently at. Together, we can begin to grow and create lasting change. My personal passion is helping others realize their strengths and guiding them as they navigate their way to a happier, healthier lifestyle through whatever counseling style that may be. My passion is working with children, teens, and young adults struggling to find their place in life.


I graduated from the Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Psychology and Elementary Education in 2007 and Master of Education in Community and School Counseling in 2010. Currently, and for many years, I have worked as a special education teacher and counselor working with younger children with developmental delays and I believe this has made me a stronger counselor. I have experience with individual, family and group therapy. I have worked in a variety of settings including group homes, outpatient and inpatient treatment centers. I worked for any years in an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital dealing with many high-risk situations and can handle crisis well.

 

I have spent my time working with a variety of clients suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, as well as those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Viki

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Viki Is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings. She graduated from Sam Houston State with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Masters of Education in Counseling.  Viki’s therapeutic orientation is cognitive-behavioral; however, because therapy is unique to each person, she pulls from a variety of other modalities to help clients meet their needs. Viki’s goal is to work collaboratively and facilitate your journey to a healthier and happier life.

Destiny

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Destiny is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate under the supervision of Cynthia R. Carter, MS, LPC, LMFT. 

 

She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences. After experiencing counseling for herself, Destiny had a growing interest in mental health and wanted to impact others by helping them heal, which started her journey in the field of therapy. She obtained her Master’s degree in Human Sciences from Prairie View A&M University. 

 

Before obtaining her license, Destiny worked at Mindful Transformations as a practicum student. During that time, she helped clients with a wide range of concerns including self-esteem, anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship issues, and LGBTQIA+ affirming/ sexual identity issues. Destiny takes an individualized, client-centered approach and aims to meet each client where they are. Most often, she uses Solution-Focused, Emotion Focused, and Multigenerational Family Therapy techniques to help clients get to the root of their problems and motivate them to make positive changes for the future. 

Amanda

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My greatest passion over the last 12 years has been providing personal care whether as a wife, a mother or a companion to the Houston community. Growing up in a small town led me to push for more opportunities. Right out of high school I found my calling in caring for the senior community, the church community which all has led me to administration of healthcare where I reside here at Mindful Transformations. My desire is to help our community rather it is focused towards mental health, physical health, and/or spiritual health. We all want to live a healthy lifestyle and that takes one step at a time & patience. All of us together as a community can save a soul to be set free from their own struggles in their mind but also in their heart. My vision is to build a core value that will help those seeking for love (which may not know they are seeking) but in different aspects of life that we are learning today!

Sonya

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Sonya White is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 7 years of counseling experience. She has worked with a diverse population of clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, relationship conflict, grief/loss, anger management, depression and low self-esteem. She's also worked with clients who have experienced sexual trauma and/or abuse. She's worked in an outpatient psychiatric setting and done work with group, family as well as individual therapy.

 

Sonya's style is directive, goal-oriented, and focused on coping skills. She is eclectic with the techniques she uses and offers a holistic approach to psychotherapy.  

Casey

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Casey is a Licensed Master Social Worker with four years of experience in the mental health field in a variety of settings. She is currently being supervised in order to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has obtained both a Bachelor of Science in Psychology as well as a Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University with a focus on Human Development and Family Science. No matter the setting,she focuses on the holistic view of the person - taking the family, community, and larger overall view into consideration. 

 

Therapeutically, Casey has worked with individuals, families, and groups. She has a passion for helping children, adolescents, and young adults. Casey utilizes an eclectic approach with various techniques making sure to meet each client where they are at so that they can find their happiest, healthiest self. She has experience working with a variety of concerns including mood disorders, substance use disorders, family and relationship issues, clients with a history of abuse and trauma, and gender and sexuality concerns. She is committed to creating a safe space for all clients to facilitate their growth and healing. 

Briana

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I am currently studying Marriage and Family Therapy and am working under the supervision of Erica Cleveland. I graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies, which led me into a career of teaching. In my 7 years of education, I discovered a passion for children, adolescence, families, and couples. I am here to provide you with a safe place to be yourself and look forward to working with you. 

 

I am grateful to be a member of the counseling team at Mindful Transformations. It is exciting to work with a professional community that enjoys helping others.

Nicole

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Nicole Stelivan is a native Houstonian and graduate from University of Houston and Prairie View A & M university. Nicole is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She has many years of experience and has practiced counseling since 2001.

 

Areas of professional concentration include: working in the field of addiction, contracting and providing service to families involved with Children Protective Services, detained and paroled individuals in The Texas Department of  Criminal Justice system, non profit organizations, and private entities.

 

Nicole specializes in trauma informed therapy with an emphasis on addiction and addictive behavior. She has an eclectic approach to treatment that includes, Christian counseling and therapy as well as provision of services to the LGBTQ+ and other minority communities.

Ashley

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I have a Bachelor's degree in Child Development and a Masters degree in Social Work. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and currently being supervised by Brittany Woodley, LCSW-S to obtain my Clinical Social Work License. My career as a Social Worker began while working at the Department of Family and Protective Services, working with families being investigated for reported abuse and neglect. During this time I provided families with resources which afforded them the necessary support to strengthen their families.  I also have a background in working with geriatric clients, providing emotional support, case management in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice and outpatient geriatric care. Throughout my career I began to interact with families that lacked the skills to build on their own strengths.  This is where I cultivated my passion to help others. I believe when people are given the support they need to draw on their own strengths they are able to develop and move toward their aspirations. I use a therapeutic approach to evaluate each person within their environment, provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I provide individual and family therapy for  adolescents, adults and older adults. My expertise include: stress, anxiety and depression, crisis intervention, effective coping, life transitions, family/relationship issues, and personal growth. My goal is building relationships with my clients which is a significant part of healing and for my clients to reach their full potential. 

Krissy

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Krissy is one of the many smiling faces you'll see when entering Mindful Transformations. She has several years of experience in a management capacity in the Healthcare Industry. Krissy says, "It is my passion to enable an exceptional customer experience to every person, and to meet them where they are on their journey in life"  Krissy is skilled in ensuring the processes and communication inside and outside of Mindful Transformations are world-class.  Krissy resides in Spring with her fiance, her three children, and three fur babies.  Outside of work, Krissy enjoys participating in her children's many activities, and lounging by the pool when the weather cooperates.  Krissy's contribution to Mindful Transformations is a major reason your experience with us continues to be the best around!

Chyrstal

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) in the state of Texas and under the supervision of Thahira Ahmed, LPC-S and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). As a counselor I have experience helping a diverse clientele pre-teen to adult through individual counseling, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, women’s issues, and couples therapy both in person and via telehealth. I believe in meeting a client where they are, as each client is unique. Using an eclectic set of therapeutic tools to guide clients to gain strength for a happier healthier individual, family, and community; including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

 

I have  an Associate of the Arts (AA) degree in Psychology and Bachelor of the  Arts (BA) degree in History from the University of Kentucky, and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management (MS HRM) from Strayer University.  And a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling (MCC)  from Bellevue University.

Jonathan

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Jonathan is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Alabama and Texas with 10 years of experience in providing social services to individuals and families. Jonathan is currently under clinical supervision to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by Theresa Stringer, LCSW-S, LCDC, LVN. Jonathan obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Social Work , minored in Sociology from the University of South Alabama, in Mobile Alabama. In addition, Jonathan received his Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville, in Louisville Kentucky. Jonathan has served in the helping profession at all capacities, Jonathan has rooted experience in Residential Treatment and Day Treatment settings, servicing the youth at the direct care level where he met the immediate needs of individuals served, teaching basic life skills, offering behavior and emotional support, case management level where he primarily served as linking persons served to resources in the community, and as a Child and Family therapist for adults and children where he provided clinical/therapy service. Jonathan also has served as a Program Administrator where he created and developed program routines/schedules and treatment approaches/interventions to be utilized in residential program settings. Jonathan currently serves as a Mental Health Counselor /Social Worker in one of the nation's largest public school districts. Jonathan's clinical approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing where he focuses on enabling thoughts to be reconstructed so that new responses can be developed and also helping individuals identify reasons and things that motivate them to take steps to an improved lifestyle. 

 

Jonathan's professional considerations are that of working with individuals,  groups, adults and children with severe behavior disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse disorders, family and relational issues, psychotic disorders and more. Jonathan serves as an educator in counseling approaches where he loves to educate and inform clients of evidence based practices that will enable them to make good decisions on their own while processing thoughts and actions with him as the therapist. He believes in task centered approaches clients can create, and develop healthy habits. He is committed to creating a comfortable environment where his clients feel open to share, willing to learn, and apply newly acquired skills in order to achieve personal goals.

Tershundrea

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My name is Tershundrea Branch, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate as well as a Certified School Counselor. I graduated from Lamar University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. After graduation I entered the field of education in preparation for becoming a School Counselor. In 2011, I graduated from Prairie View A & M University with a Master of Arts in Counseling and I am currently a Doctoral candidate in the Counseling Education department at Sam Houston State University. 

 

I believe the ultimate purpose of counseling is to enlighten. Enlightenment is a necessary tool for growth, liberty, self-awareness, creativity, creation and serves as the catalyst for discovering one's purpose. As your counselor, I view my role as a tool for enlightenment. I am trained to work with couples, adolescents, and adults. Although I tend to use a lot of cognitive behavioral and solution focused techniques, I have an eclectic approach that will include a variety of techniques to meet the needs of all clients. Let’s start on the road to enlightenment together!

Victoria

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Victoria is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Texas with a fervor for holistic wellness. She graduated from Messiah University with a Master of Arts in Counseling degree. She believes wellness is not simply found in achieving success in one area of life. It is physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational wellness that takes continual progress which leads to a more satisfying life. Victoria has experience working with individuals with various mental health concerns including trauma related disorders, anxiety, depression, life transitions, eating disorders, women’s issues, spiritual health, and grief/loss. Victoria’s approach is compassionate, encouraging, culturally competent, and synergetic. Victoria does not view herself as all-knowing. Thus, she is committed to evolving and learning as a professional counselor for the betterment of her clients. Her role is to meet you where you are and assist you with tools to achieve your greatest goals in life. She utilizes approaches such as CBT and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Additionally, she believes an integrative counseling style promotes flexibility. Her ongoing desire in sessions is for you to have a safe place where you feel validated and respected. Outside of counseling, Victoria enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, catching a great science-fiction thriller, singing, and painting.

Brea

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My name is Brea Garrett and I am a Licensed Social Worker, supervised by Joy Draper, LCSW-S. I received a Bachelors and Masters from Prairie View A&M University.  I believe that therapy is imperative for everyone despite our individual walks in life. I also believe in motivating, encouraging, and empowering my clients to become the best version of their self regardless or their circumstances. I like to take the holistic approach when engaging with my clients while focusing on assisting the individual grow in all facets of their life. 

Gaynell, MA LPC

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Do you sometimes feel stressed, overwhelmed, or do you have trouble figuring out who you are, or just being able to allow others to see your best self? It can be difficult to navigate these waters yourself. I am here to help you find the tools and solutions to create the life you desire.

My background as a school counselor gives me a wealth of experience and knowledge working with young adults and families from diverse backgrounds. I have worked in the field of education for the past twenty three years. I have an innate ability and passion to help others. I believe that each person is uniquely different. I value each client’s uniqueness, build and acknowledge his or her own unique struggles, and strengths as I work to facilitate the client into finding answers that will yield positive change through healing and personal growth. My approach to counseling begins with establishing a supportive and collaborative therapist- client relationship by creating a warm, caring, and nonjudgmental space utilizing a mix of counseling modalities to include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Holistic and Eclectic Therapy.

I am a member of the Texas Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, and the American Counselor Association. My areas of specialties include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, interpersonal relationships, self-image, stress management, and career/academics.